Kate Chanba
kchanba@gmail.com
  Carticulate  began with a self-initiated redesign of a spidery system that desperately needed clarity. The project won support from local media and institutions like the   Walker Arts Center .    Soon after the  Skyway Map  release,  Carticulate  was contracted on the  Asheville Redefines Transit  campaign. Unity and clarity were priorities of the project, and we chose a visual language that used color with purpose and represented service types accurately. The map became a piece of Asheville identity – featured on t-shirts and selected for the  2012 NACIS Atlas of Design .

Carticulate

I co-founded Carticulate Maps LLC in 2010, a map design company that worked on transportation, sustainability, and ecotourism projects.

Principal from 2010-2013

  Carticulate  began with a self-initiated redesign of a spidery system that desperately needed clarity. The project won support from local media and institutions like the   Walker Arts Center .    Soon after the  Skyway Map  release,  Carticulate  was contracted on the  Asheville Redefines Transit  campaign. Unity and clarity were priorities of the project, and we chose a visual language that used color with purpose and represented service types accurately. The map became a piece of Asheville identity – featured on t-shirts and selected for the  2012 NACIS Atlas of Design .

Carticulate began with a self-initiated redesign of a spidery system that desperately needed clarity. The project won support from local media and institutions like the Walker Arts Center. 

Soon after the Skyway Map release, Carticulate was contracted on the Asheville Redefines Transit campaign. Unity and clarity were priorities of the project, and we chose a visual language that used color with purpose and represented service types accurately. The map became a piece of Asheville identity – featured on t-shirts and selected for the 2012 NACIS Atlas of Design.

  Carticulate  approached the challenge of creating unique maps in the city of Asheville, NC. We utilized a diagram-style system map, building one of the few US transit maps to show every bus stop on each route. We unified consistent branding and symbology within the individual route maps and brochures. In working with the mountainous geography of Asheville, our approach eliminated visual clutter and efficiently displayed how routes travel throughout the city. On a more detailed level, our individual route maps showed how the bus routes move locally through Asheville, highlighting transfers and points of interest while maintaining a clean and clear map.

Carticulate approached the challenge of creating unique maps in the city of Asheville, NC. We utilized a diagram-style system map, building one of the few US transit maps to show every bus stop on each route. We unified consistent branding and symbology within the individual route maps and brochures. In working with the mountainous geography of Asheville, our approach eliminated visual clutter and efficiently displayed how routes travel throughout the city. On a more detailed level, our individual route maps showed how the bus routes move locally through Asheville, highlighting transfers and points of interest while maintaining a clean and clear map.

  Carticulate  continued to develop a number of transportation maps for organizations including  Des Moines Area Regional Transit, Nashville MPO,  and  Central Maryland . We also created interactive maps for ecotourism organizations including   SENE Nomadic Adventures.

Carticulate continued to develop a number of transportation maps for organizations including Des Moines Area Regional Transit, Nashville MPO, and Central Maryland. We also created interactive maps for ecotourism organizations including SENE Nomadic Adventures.